AQI Anticipates 10 Million
Ones and zeros figure prominently in the lives of the people who work in the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI).
Here's a binary breakdown of what the AQI looks like these days:
1 Dr. Dutton
10 AQI staff people
10,000-plus Anesthesia Providers
100,000 Electro-convulsive Therapy cases (yes... shock therapy)
1,000,000 Lower-abdomen Procedures
It's that last number we want to focus on. In less than five years of existence, the AQI is close to reaching a very significant milestone: 10 million cases in its data registry. Since 2008, the AQI has been amassing data on anesthesia cases, customizing that data, then turning it into information that anesthesia providers can use to help improve their practices.
To give you an idea of how fast the AQI's case registry is growing, it was only two years ago that the registry reached 1 million cases. As of April Fool's Day, there were 8,655,000 cases, and approximately 1 million cases are being added each month.